For the last few months, there has been much speculation on changes
in Arvel Bird’s band. Decisions and commitments have now been made and the Arvel
Bird Band has announced that popular former Brule’ drummer John Lone Eagle,
known to his fans as “Eagle”, has joined Arvel Bird’s band effective
immediately. The equally popular former Brule’ guitarist, Vlasis, has also
joined the band.
The newly formed group will be named Arvel Bird and One Nation. The music,
while all have contributed, will be centered around the heartbeat of “Mother
Earth”, Eagle’s trademark drumming style and percussions, giving the new world
beat sound and vibe. Arvel Bird and One Nation will feature Arvel on violin, flute and vocals, Chris
James on keyboards and vocals; Eagle on pow wow drum, traditional percussions
and vocals; Vlasis on guitars and occasional guest musicians, as well. These
four incredibly talented musicians and entertainers are collaborating on new
music which developed from impromptu performances, jam sessions and a mutual
desire to create something new and exciting together.
Photo of Eagle & Arvel